There are many qualities that go into being an excellent real estate professional. The single most important quality in our experience is to "Put Clients First". This means we are easily accessible, listen to you intently, communicate clearly, and respond quickly to your needs. Integrity, in-depth community knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network are hallmarks of our services.

This "Client First" philosophy has always been our approach. It requires us to continually improve our way of doing business.Keeping up with the latest technologies enables us to do everything more quickly and efficiently. Technology helps us to extend the range of services we provide. You as a Seller or Buyer have instant information, when you want it!

Laura and I are residents of Placerville. We do business throughout the Tri County area. When not tending to gardening duties, we can be found scuba diving, looking for that perfect trout stream or exploring some two lane road in the middle of nowhere on the motorcycle.

Big believers in giving back to the community, we support various national and local charities by donating a portion of each completed transaction/commission to the charity of our client's choosing, and to the Lyon Cares Foundation.

So if you or (someone you know) is interested in market information, buying a home for yourself or as an investment, or are interested in knowing your home’s TRUE market value, please feel free to contact us.

We would consider it an honor to help.

 

 

 

Associates

  • 6600 GILD CREEK Road
    Pending

    $1,495,000

    6600 GILD CREEK Road
    Shingle Springs, CA 95682
    • 4 Beds
    • 5 Baths
    • 5,970 SqFt

    MLS 18008554 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Cameron Park MetroList

  • 3542 ORINDA Circle
    Pending, Accepting Offers

    $339,900

    3542 ORINDA Circle
    Cameron Park, CA 95682
    • 3 Beds
    • 3 Baths
    • 1,560 SqFt

    MLS 18031280 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Cameron Park MetroList

  • 4701 RIDGE Drive
    Active

    $2,790,000

    4701 RIDGE Drive
    Shingle Springs, CA 95682
    • 3 Beds
    • 3 Baths
    • 2,054 SqFt

    MLS 18018094 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Cameron Park MetroList

  • 0 RIDGE Drive
    Active

    $2,400,000

    0 RIDGE Drive
    Shingle Springs, CA 95682

    MLS 18049344 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Cameron Park MetroList

  • 4565 CASA REDONDA Drive
    Active

    $1,385,000

    4565 CASA REDONDA Drive
    Shingle Springs, CA 95682
    • 5 Beds
    • 9 Baths
    • 6,975 SqFt

    MLS 18050143 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Cameron Park MetroList

  • 0 KENTUCKY FLAT Road
    Active

    $1,200,000

    0 KENTUCKY FLAT Road
    Georgetown, CA 95634

    MLS 18037827 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Cameron Park MetroList

I met Laura Costa while serving at a charity event 3 years ago and we hit it off right away. While serving with her I learned that she and her husband Chuck were Realtors and I mentioned that we will be selling our large home of 17 years soon and we are looking for a realtor. It was fate that we met that day! Our first meeting together we discussed marketing strategy, pricing and timing to put our home on the market. From that very first meeting we were impressed and felt we were in good and experienced hands…they didn’t let us down. Their communication throughout the process exceeded our expectations. They were always available and answered our questions before we had the chance to ask them. They put together a beautiful marketing video and flyers and as a result, our home sold in 5 days!!! We raised our children in this home and it was longest period of time that my husband or I ever spent living in one home, even our childhood home. This home was very special to us…Chuck & Laura were very aware & sensitive of our feelings about our home and truly made it an easier transition than we had anticipated. After selling our home (quicker than we were ready for) it was our intention to rent a home for a while. They worked tirelessly to try and help us find a rental, but in middle of our search we decided to buy a smaller home. We only had about 30 days before we needed to be out of our current home. Chuck & Laura didn’t blink and moved quickly to our new plan and helped find the perfect smaller home for us. It was impressive to watch how they kept all the different parties working together to get us closed on our new place in 19 days! Bottom line – Selling and buying homes is one of the top 5 stressors in life. Chuck & Laura helped to make the process less stressful and took the pressure off of us as much as possible. We have bought & sold many homes in our lifetime and we can’t think of a more positive home selling & buying experience. Without any reservation we highly recommend Chuck & Laura Costa as your next Realtor! Sincerely,


—Dave & Diann Weston
  /  July 2017

Chuck and Laura were awesome. They delivered a high attention to detail and were always available for questions. Any issues that arose were addressed immediately. They made sure that all details taken care of and that both the buyer and seller were highly satisfied with the purchase.


—John Bosso
  /  July 2017

I am a very busy physician who lives far from my property. Chuck did an amazing job. He made selling my home a smooth and stress free experience. He found a buyer before I could even list the property. Thank You.


—N. Patel MD
  /  March 2017

I first met Laura and Chuck at an open house and was immediately impressed with their level of professionalism, caring, and warm attitude. Once I was ready to purchase a home I called Laura and Chuck to represent me. I closed on my home about 30 days after making that decision. Not only did they find me a “home” they found my dream home. I must tell you that Laura and Chuck are amazing at what they do!! Thank you again!!!


—John M.
  /  March 2017

Chuck and Laura were wonderful to work with and I would recommend them, especially if you are new to this process and need a little extra support. Laura (who I worked with the most) was so great and even came to my signing to make sure things went smooth. I had a ton of questions and Laura either answered them and went to find the answers if she wasn't sure. Even after the signing she was made sure I am happy in my new home. I am so appreciative of the time and care they took in helping me find my perfect first home. -Jessica Hay


—Jessica L. Hay
  /  January 2017

Chuck and Laura were really professional. They sold my condo within a week of showing and kept me aware of what was going on with the sale. Would recommend for sure.


—Sam Lawson
  /  January 2017

I am so glad we connected with Laura. Three of us co-owned the property and we are scattered across the country. Laura coordinated with all of us. She went out of her way to make the process as convenient as possible for each of us and was a pleasure to work with. Our property required some extensive repair work. Laura took charge and coordinated bids quickly. She had good advice throughout the process from major repairs to staging and listing. Laura's market analysis was well done and she helped us set the price just right. Our house was vacant and we really appreciate that Laura visited the house often to keep an eye on everything. I trusted Laura throughout the process because she showed integrity, was careful and paid attention to details.


—Barbara Bertolani
  /  January 2017

Chuck and Laura Costa are true professionals. Recently they sold a property for us and it was a great experience from start to finish, nothing was left to question, all transactions happened in a timely manner and you felt that they were working for you at all times. Their key to success is that they communicate with you regarding every part of the sale and are always ready and willing to make things work out in the best way for their client. It was a pleasure to have them sell our property.


—Mona Loftus
  /  October 2016

Laura and Chuck Costa are wonderful realtors! They are very knowledgable, helpful, patient, and kind. They both helped us in our search for the right home. I don' t think we were easy clients but they never made us feel difficult. We had a few hiccups along the way with our offers and escrow but Chuck and Laura guided us through them. We feel they not only assisted us as our realtors but they became new friends as well!


—Ron & Maurene S.
  /  October 2016

As a first time home buyer I was not educated on the process of all that is required to obtain a home and just did my best to find someone I could work with. I had a really bad experience when my first offer on a home did not go through and then it was followed up with trying to find someone who would do their very best to help me find my home. By the time I found Laura and Chuck Costa, I had worked unsuccessfully with four other realtors. I did not have a big budget so I knew I needed help. I found the Costas by going to Zillow and reading reviews. Both her and Chuck had favorable reviews so I decided, “why not.” Laura got back to me right away and was warm, open and excited to be working with me, which I needed since I had not so great experiences prior. Just when we were going to get started, I had health issues and had to put the brakes on looking for my home. However, when my health stabled I called Laura immediately. She remembered who I was, asked how I was doing and genuinely cared. When we met for the first time, Laura was just how I imagined, a warm, happy, professional who was going to find me my home, and she did on that first meeting. Laura was able to make it all happen for me and got the seller to agree to my offer and work with CalHFA which a lot of sellers are not willing to do. Also, Chuck stepped in and assisted with the purchase as well so you get two great people who are going to find you your new home. The Costas are the real deal and truly care for the people they work with. I could go on and on how great Laura and Chuck are and if you are lucky to work with them – you too will think they are wonderful and you will be getting a great team.


—Lisa A.
  /  September 2016

We worked with Chuck and he was on top of everything. His knowledge of current trends, selling strategies and his responsiveness made our lives a lot easier during the whole process. He is definitely our first call for all real estate needs.


—Tom & Linda King
  /  July 2016

Chuck & Laura Costa are true professionals. Chuck's honesty, expertise, negotiation skills, and overall knowledge made my home buying experience basically worry free. He was able to sell my home and get me into a new one seamlessly. I truly appreciate the effort Chuck put forth to help determine a quality home from a dressed up lie. I recommend the Costa's to all of those in need to sell or purchase a home. Michael T. - June 2016


—Michael T.
  /  June 2016

Chuck and Laura were excellent! They sold our home quickly and made the whole process easy for us! We gave them 100% in all categories and would refer them to family and friends without hesitation.


—Diane & Rudy Caro
  /  April 2016

What first attracted me to this team of realtors was their well-written introduction letter. During our first meeting, they readily showed their extensive knowledge of real estate laws, procedures and the regional sales area. They knew exactly what had to be done to prepare my property for market. They coordinated everything with the preparation vendors. Their marketing process was professional, extensive and well thought out. What really impressed me was their motivation, effort and dedication to quickly bring about a sale. They were optimistic and insightful at every twist and turn in the selling process. I was always kept informed. They worked very well as a team, which gave them a great selling edge. Over the short time it took to sell the property, I grew to respect and like them. I would not hesitate a moment to recommend the Costa Team to anyone interested in selling real estate. Fred Buyer - El Dorado


—Fred B.
  /  May 2016

Chuck and Laura were knowledgeable, professional, and easy to work with. They listened to our requests and advised us wisely, giving us confidence in their knowledge and experience. Chuck and Laura did a lot of extra little things that were very helpful in the process of selling our house. We appreciated that they represented our best interests and would highly recommend them to anyone.


—Todd & Marta
  /  February 2016

Chuck and Laura Costa is a full service all pro team. They have decades of experience in all aspects of real estate transactions. Additionally, they have a powerful network of local resources that are indispensable. I am a new comer to Sacramento and I was in need of buying several single family homes right away for personal use and investment purposes. Chuck and Laura very quickly help us bought a number of beautiful homes all in excellent locations and at a great prices with minimum fuss and delay. Not only that, Chuck and Laura's network helped me with the financing, inspection, appraisal and property management of the homes that was purchased. I have no hesitation to give my highest recommendation of Chuck and Laura to anyone.


—Timothy S. Yau
  /  February 2016

Absolutely a wonderful experience with Chuck and Laura handling the sale of my condo. Their knowledge of the local market and how to price my home were key to a quick sale (listed on a Thur. and sold on the following Mon). In addition, they are just very sincere, down to earth folks who I can now call my friends, not just my Realtor. Every aspect of their involvement of the sale was handled professionally and promptly. I would strongly recommend them to anyone desiring to sell their home or even if they are looking for a home. They exceeded my expectations.


—Steve Kalmbach
  /  January 2016

Chuck and Laura, thank you for doing a wonderful job on the sale of my Mother's home. It would be my pleasure to assist you in any way to broadcast to potential clients your competence, skill and professionalism. I was so Smart to work with you both!


—- Kayla Koeber CFP,CIMA
  /  January 2016

I was very impressed and satisfied with Laura and her services. I felt she went above and beyond and I will definitely recommend her to everyone I know and use her again. I love my new property and can't wait to move in. Great job! I am totally satisfied.


—Teresa in Citrus Heights.
  /  December 2015

Chuck and Laura, The day we first talked and then when we met in Citrus Hgts, I kept wondering if you two were for real———meaning did you really have all the integrity and responsiveness, and kindness that seemed apparent. And you are for real, and all that is true. Thank you so much for helping my family through this difficult time and difficult transaction. You two are very professional, but more importantly, just good people. Speaking on behalf of my Mother, and all my siblings, we thank you so much.


—- PJ Daly M.D.
  /  December 2015

Chuck and Laura were so knowledgeable and easy to work with. They know the market and go out of their way to ensure their clients are comfortable every step of the way. Chuck and Laura exceed in excellence and I wish I had the opportunity to give them 6 stars, instead of 5.


—Jamie & Dave
  /  November 2015

When we decided to sell our home, we did not know what to expect. Laura &Chuck explained every detail of the process and the markets. Their research and presentation convinced us in one meeting to list our home immediately. From then on it was smooth sailing. They kept us informed and apprised of every step in the process and made it as easy as possible. Our home sold quickly due to their expertise and knowledge of the properties in the area. We would love to work with them again in the future. We recommend them to anyone whether buying or selling their property.


—John & Joneen Small
  /  September 2015

Chuck and Laura Costa were highly recommend from an owner in that property, which was true to form! Chuck help me step by step through the whole process being that I lived in San Jose and the property is in Sacramento! He kept me very well informed on the process thru phone calls, emails and text! Chuck and Laura have great personalities and are very professional, they made me feel comfortable yet warm with my concerns! Plus the best of everything I have a great condo! I highly recommend Chuck and Laura Costa! THANK YOU BOTH!


—Phyllis S.
  /  September 2015

Some of the hardest working people I've seen lately. Stayed on top of the process and kept us informed every step of the way. Honesty and integrity are very important to both Chuck and Laura and that was very important to us. Wouldn't give up till we found the right buyer and negotiated the best deal we could get.


—Travis & Jan Keahey
  /  July 2015

If you are looking for some one that will do what ever it takes to get you what you want and can afford, and then go above and beyond then Laura Costa is the agent for you. She did so many things for us that she didn't have to. On that I will forever be thankful for is she was very instrumental in helping my husband find and get the job he has right now. I call that going above and beyond wouldn't you? She made what seemed like was never going to happen...HAPPEN! I can't thank you enough for working so very hard on our behalf and not giving up. The purchase of our home was extremely stressful and difficult. We have low credit scores due to a foreclosure 4 years ago and thought we would never be home owners again. But Laura hooked us up with a powerful team and as of yesterday we ARE home owners once again!! Thank you for all your hard work and professionalism. I use to call Laura my Realtor now I call her my friend!


—Stacey S.
  /  June 2015

Absolutely the best agent I have ever worked with. Went up and beyond helping. Had so much knowledge on all levels, easy to work with, always ready and able and always called back at a timely manner. Would recommend her and her husband as the best ever. Thanks


—Lana & Rob
  /  May 2015

My mother's house had been on the market for several months when we hired Chuck and Laura Costa. Moving a senior citizen to a retirement community can be stressful enough. But, Laura was wonderful. She was patient with my mother and gave us suggestions to help her house sell. My mother's condo was on the market for 2 days and we received an offer after the first open house!! We were all amazed. I cannot say enough about what a great agent Laura Costa is. All I can say is BRAVO!


—Nancy & Carol Link
  /  May 2015

We recently sold our condo in Sacramento and decided to use Chuck for the sale of our home after we did quite a bit of research online and read dozens of reviews for different agents. Chuck was extremely efficient, and came to our home the same day we contacted him with all information regarding recent sales and pricing. We had an offer the next day and Chuck walked us through every single step with an incredible amount of patience. We were first time sellers and had no clue what the process entailed. We will use Chuck when we buy our new home and would recommend him to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home.


—Rachel A.
  /  May 2015

Laura went way above and beyond the service I would have expected from any realtor. She responded promptly to any questions or concerns I had and was genuinely concerned about my comfort with every issue. She was very professional but also related to me on a personal level. Her skill and knowledge helped us negotiate a very satisfactory contract. I would highly recommend her services for an exceptional real estate experience.


—Diane G.
  /  January 2015

From the beginning, we never felt pressured into buying any home, and we saw many in the Cameron Park area. Chuck and Laura were very professional and knowledgeable every step of the way. They were always available when we wanted to see a home. They answered nearly every question we had, and if they didn't have the answer, they would look into the matter, and get back to us promptly. It has been a joy to work with both Chuck and Laura. We felt like we were working with friends, looking out for our best interest.


—Steve & Stacy
  /  January 2015

Chuck is very friendly, and yet professional. He was always prompt to get back to me and followed up with me and my lender to make sure everything happened on-time. I couldn't have asked for a better Realtor and I would highly recommend Chuck to anyone buying or selling.


—Linda C.
  /  January 2015

I was a first time home buyer, worried and unfamiliar with the process. Laura helped me in every step of the way. She was patient and energetic and knowledgeable. I started with another agent but did not stay long and since I heard about Chuck and Laura I decided to work with them and I am more than happy to found this great person and I hope she help me in my future investment.


—Roya C.
  /  December 2014

Chuck was a pleasure to work with. His knowledge and responsiveness made the process of selling a home effortless on my part. Without a doubt I will be contacting him again whenever I need a real estate agent. I would highly recommend Chuck to anyone needing an agent.


—Will B.
  /  December 2014

Being a first time home buyer, I feel extremely blessed to have met Chuck. He helped me make an offer and communicated with me through every step of the process. He even showed up for the signing. He knows his stuff and i am extremely happy to have him represent me and get me the keys to my new home. Thanks Chuck!


—Robin L.
  /  November 2014

Chuck initially assisted me in finding tenants to rent my home. A few years later, when I was ready to sell my home, I once again seeked Chucks assistance. Chuck is professional, and very knowledgeable. From start to finish I always felt Chuck gave me good advice when it came to making decisions involving the sale of my home. I never had any doubts that Chuck gave me advice that was always in my best interest. Chuck was great at keeping me informed with updates regarding the sale of my home, and was always just a phone call away. I couldn't have asked for a smoother, faster, stress free sale of my home. I would definitely recommend Chucks services to family and friends. Thank you Chuck.


—Michael A.
  /  June 2013

Great knowledge of the market and how to price your home for Sale. Terrific negotiating skills, very proactive-anticipates potential road blocks and challenges. Very patient,with a great sense of humor which helps during stressful times! Will call Chuck for help with my next Sale!


—Laura B.
  /  November 2013

I can't say enough good things about our time working with Chuck. He was always very professional and supportive during this VERY stressful time. We looked at so many houses, and were so picky, that I thought he would give up on us. Not so. He was always there, answering our questions and calming down my stressed Italian husband. I highly recommend Chuck!


—Michael & Linda L.
  /  October 2013

We picked Chuck Costa without any prior knowledge of him. We were looking for a rental property. Chuck was up to date on properties available in our county and outside areas. He sent us the information as new properties came on the market and was available to look at them whenever we called. When we made offers, he submitted them in a timely manner and kept us advised on all that was going on. When we found a property we wanted he worked to make the purchase go smoothly including the financing. Chuck always worked in our best interest as his clients.


—Barry & Joan M.
  /  June 2013

There are many qualities that go into being an excellent real estate professional. The single most important quality in our experience is to "Put Clients First". This means we are easily accessible, listen to you intently, communicate clearly, and respond quickly to your needs. Integrity, in-depth community knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network are hallmarks of our services.

This "Client First" philosophy has always been our approach. It requires us to continually improve our way of doing business.Keeping up with the latest technologies enables us to do everything more quickly and efficiently. Technology helps us to extend the range of services we provide. You as a Seller or Buyer have instant information, when you want it!

Laura and I are residents of Placerville. We do business throughout the Tri County area. When not tending to gardening duties, we can be found scuba diving, looking for that perfect trout stream or exploring some two lane road in the middle of nowhere on the motorcycle.

Big believers in giving back to the community, we support various national and local charities by donating a portion of each completed transaction/commission to the charity of our client's choosing, and to the Lyon Cares Foundation.

So if you or (someone you know) is interested in market information, buying a home for yourself or as an investment, or are interested in knowing your home’s TRUE market value, please feel free to contact us.

We would consider it an honor to help.